Road works to fix some of the ACT’s black spots are set to be completed over the coming months. Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja and Minister for Roads and Parking Mick Gentleman announced the upgrades in a media release issued this morning:
Safety will be improved across ACT roads with road works starting soon at a series of sites identified as priorities under the Australian Government Black Spot Programme.
Senator for the Australian Capital Territory Zed Seselja said four sites, in Narrabundah, Calwell, Florey and the Tuggeranong Parkway would receive upgrades.
“The Black Spot Programme is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to reduce crashes on Australian Roads,” Senator Seselja said.
“Funding provided to Black Spot projects makes an important contribution to reducing the national road toll and saving communities many times the cost of relatively minor road improvements.”
ACT Minister for Roads and Parking Mick Gentleman said a major component of the programme would include installing traffic lights at the intersection of Captain Cook Crescent and Jerrabomberra Avenue in Narrabundah.
“This will separate conflicting traffic movements into and out of Captain Cook Crescent, reducing crashes involving vehicles making right angle turns across the intersection,” Mr Gentleman said.
“The following works will also be implemented to improve safety as part of this program:
- the installation of stop signs at the John Cleland Crescent and Coulter Drive intersection in Florey
- the installation of kangaroo-proof roadside fencing and additional reflectors, and signage improvements on Tuggeranong Parkway between Cotter Drive and Forest Drive
- the separation of the left turn deceleration lane and minor median modifications at the Tharwa Drive and Duggan Street intersection, Calwell.
“These upgrades are an example of the Australian and ACT Governments working together to improve safety for motorists in local communities.”
Construction will be fully funded by the Australian Government and is expected to be completed in July 2015.